Brendan Gleeson to Star Alongside Nicolas Cage in Spider-Noir Series

He is expected to don the costume of the production's supervillain.

The web is slowly being woven around the next Marvel series produced by Prime Video. Now titled Spider-Blackthis one will take place in New York in the 1930s, in an atmosphere worthy of a film noir, and will follow one of the many variants of Spider-Man: Spider-Man Noir. Far from the juvenile Peter Parker that we are used to seeing, this version is described as a “older, graying superhero” – a private detective always dressed in his raincoat. A darker and more violent character who first appeared in 2009 and was seen on screen in the Oscar-winning animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Versereleased in 2019.

From the pencil stroke to the actual shooting, the announcement of the return of Nicolas Cage to play this character that he already dubbed in the animated version was made last May. This is his first television series.

A live-action Spider-Man Noir series is being prepared at Prime Video

In this universe, who will play the supervillain? Although his role is not yet official, it is Brendan Gleeson who will be Nicolas Cage's antagonist after Variety. Oscar nominated for The Banshees of Inisherin and known to the public for having played Alastar Meugrey, 'Mad Eye' in the Harry Potter saga, the Irish actor is getting into the superhero genre for the first time.

Alongside these two actors, we will find Lamorne Morris (New Girl, Fargo). According to Deadlinethe latter will play the role of Robbie Robertson, an African-American journalist devoted body and soul to his work. To attract the public's attention and get a big check, he is ready to cover the riskiest stories.

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With the Spider-Man noir universe being entirely animated in black and white, fans may wonder if this will be the case for this live-action. Nicolas Cage is the first! In an interview with New Yorkerthe Oscar-winning actor said:

“We'll see what happens if I do this Amazon series. [Spider-Noir] and he films me entirely in black and white.”

Produced by Oren Uziel (Mortal Kombat) and Steve Lightfoot (The Punisher), Spider-Black promises to be darker and more violent than the usual Spider-Man adaptations. No release date has been announced yet.


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